The Best 2005 Movies

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Posted on : 31-Dec-2009 | By : kkrueger | In : Downloads, DVD

The Best Movies of 2005

Steven Spielberg brought back his directorial touch to the 2005 summer blockbuster with War of the Worlds, as well as the critically acclaimed Munich. Peter Jackson had a huge success with his remake of the classic, King Kong after his original hit of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Robert Rodriguez made it big in 2005 with one of his best films, Sin City. Directors were really showing their stuff with their 2005 movies.

While every year produces a number of good movies that are really good, few years were better than 2005. Movies in this year were gut-busting and funny and heart-breaking and moving. Read more about my favorite 2005 movies.

This Autumn’s Theatre is The Greatest Yet

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Posted on : 17-Dec-2009 | By : Blognerd | In : Music

With the hot summer months now well and truly in the past and autumn showers to look forward to, abounding Londoners and tourists turn to amazing entertainment to brighten up their autumn winter days. A musical show that wonderfully has taken London by storm over the last few years is the brilliant Wicked. Based upon the world renowned Wizard of Oz novel, Wicked turns the original story on its head and tells the background of the two good and bad witches and how they became friends. Crammed full of terrific show songs and a witty script, the theatre production Wicked has gained multiple awards and won the hearts of multiple London residents.

For those that savour a theatre show that they can really clap and tap away to must see Stomp. Stomp is excellent and full of energy. It 1st was conceived back in the eighties as a very little show in Brighton and grew more and more year after year until it gained worldwide success. Right through the theatre show you will note the cast playing ordinary items to create and produce a musical masterpiece, ordinary items include cups and kitchen sinks. Although this is a musical theatre show, there is actually zero singing or talking, having said this you should quickly get the feel of the characters through music.

Having recently adapted to a stage version, the fantastic Shawshank Redemption has arrived in the city of London. The theatre show tells the tale of Andy arriving at a tough prison after being sentenced of murdering his lover after she had an affair. As a well educated chap, Andy is very different from the standard inmates and offers to help a warden with his accounts. With this prison guard on his side he becomes the wardens accountant. The stage version has a gritty feeling and comes across exceedingly real to the captivated audience. The fight scenes are excellent, the stage set is very realistic and the strength of acting is also fabulous.

With loads of stuff going on in London, theatre lovers are sure to happen upon the perfect theatrical show this winter. Enjoy an inexpensive night out in London with cheap theatre tickets.

Walt Disney Movies Through the Years

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Posted on : 03-Dec-2009 | By : jendara | In : Actors and Actresses, Careers, Educational

Walt Disney movies formed lasting childhood memories for generations upon generations of people. Walt Disney movies from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs through Wall-E have been moral and cinematic touchstones that have consistently been met with both criticial praise and box office success. You could even say that much of the moral fabric of America is tied up in the history of Walt Disney movies.

Just take a look at this list of Walt Disney movies through the years: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1938); Pinocchio (1940); Fantasia (1940); Dumbo (1941); Bambi (1942); Cinderella (1950); Alice in Wonderland (1951); Peter Pan (1953); Lady and the Tramp (1955); Sleeping Beauty (1959); 101 Dalmatians (1961); The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977); The Rescuers (1977); The Fox and the Hound (1981); The Little Mermaid (1989); The Rescuers Down Under (1990); Beauty and the Beast (1991); Aladdin (1992); The Lion King (1994).

All of the above Walt Disney movies have contributed to the myth and mystique of Disney animation, and with good cause. They’re all timeless works of art that have made an impact on our greater culture and given many actors acting jobs, many of whom may or may not have taken acting classes.

A history of Disney’s animation studio can be found at Wikipedia:

Walt Disney began the move into features in 1937, pulling selected animators away from the short subjects division that had previously been the whole of Walt Disney Productions. The result was the first animated feature in English and Technicolor, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Snow White became an unprecedented success when it was released to theatres in February 1938, and it and many of the subsequent feature productions became film classics. These first features were presented as being made in ‘multiplane technicolor’, since both the multiplane camera and technicolor were still something new in the area of animation. Following the successes of these features, Disney expanded his company’s operations, moving into live-action features, television, and theme parks. Beside successes like Snow White, Dumbo, and Cinderella, Disney also directed the Feature Animation staff create experimental and stylized films such as Sleeping Beauty and Pinocchio some of which sustained losses and did not recoup their costs until decades after their original releases. In 1962, Walt Disney shut down the corporation’s short subject department, focusing its attention mainly on television and feature film production (the studio would periodically produce featurettes and shorts on a sporadic basis, including films starring Winnie the Pooh, Mickey Mouse, and Roger Rabbit).